Very Good 1119 Reviews
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What We Love

  • An elegant 1930s golf and spa resort that's hosted royalty, European nobility and others Treating yourself to an exclusive treatment at the Asian-inspired spa
  • Sipping a drink in the bar that was frequented by WWII spies
  • Enjoying a round of golf at the Mackenzie Ross-designed course

What To Know

  • It's all about old-world glam here
  • The spa has a dynamic circuit pool, a sauna, Turkish baths and massages
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service, a James Bond movie, was filmed here
  • The beach is a five-minute walk away


  •  Bar
  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A five-star resort on the Portuguese Riviera, with breakfast, a spa discount and perks for longer stays

The Lowdown

Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Spa retains the elegant air of its 1930s origins. This sophisticated hotel has welcomed royalty, European nobility, artists, politicians and filmmakers over the years and today provides a comfortable five-star stay steeped in history. Set within stunning gardens, the hotel is located in the heart of Estoril and shows off excellent views over Estoril and the Bay of Cascais.
Whether you come for sport, leisure or relaxation, there’s a range of activities to indulge in. Estoril Palácio Golf Course was designed in 1936 by the renowned course architect Mackenzie Ross and is the host course for two of Portugal’s most prestigious tournaments. Overlooking Estoril and the idyllic coast, the course is lined with flora and fauna which provides a tactical challenge to the game.
Estoril Wellness Centre is a picture-perfect place to relax and benefits from the region’s natural waters and their therapeutic properties. The Asian Banyan Tree Spa Estoril – whose Thai counterpart has won awards for excellence – offers rituals and therapies to help you find complete tranquillity and calm. Complete your day of leisure with a refreshing drink on the Bougainvillea Terrace. Unsurprisingly, Palácio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Spa scored a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

How to Get There

Hotel Palacio Estoril
Rua Particular
Cascais, 2769-504 Portugal


4.5 Very Good 1119 Reviews
Most of the staff are fantastic.
Reviewed 22 hours ago

It was are second time in 12 years at this hotel. Definitely needs updating, especially carpets and furnishings. Breakfast is great but other food is very average for the price. We were on holiday with my father who on his second day at the hotel had a fall down the steps at the pool area. The junior staff were incredibly helpful, but the senior staff were very eager to downplay the incident. The accident was not reported in an accident book and it was suggested that we visit a local nurse for a wound to be dressed. They did offer to get a taxi to a hospital, where by we found out he had broken his knee and he had to spend the rest of his holiday in a brace. There was still no recording of the incident. This is not a hotel if you have any form of disability. A ramp is only offered to get a wheelchair up the lobby stairs if poignant. I will be writing to the management and owner to voice my disappointment.

Good evening Mr Bond..............
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been expecting you, but we don’t have a room available!

I booked a room for my 3 day business trip two months beforehand; my prepaid reservation was confirmed in writing with a notice of strict cancellation policy

When I arrived at 11:30pm after a long flight, I was told that they had no room available!

This is unacceptable for a alleged 5* hotel!

Although the night porter was apologetic, I received no follow up from management, no email, no offer of compensation ( eg drink voucher)...........who cares?

I got a room at the intercontinental hotel (about a mile away), beachfront: 180 degree view across the ocean from both my room and the restaurant!

SO STAY AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL..... you won’t regret it!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel has seen its best days. If you like faded luxury with dusty carpets and extravagant rooms, this might be the place for you. Rooms are large but probably have never been renovated since the 70s. I’d go to a more casual but more modern hotel any day..

Grand from the outside
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large , imposing hotel which promises much, with impressive entrance and uniformed concierge
Own car park, and efficient pleasant check in, rather cumbersome lift but easy stairs for those who prefer a little exercise.
Mix up with pre delivered luggage was resolved, but did prove inconvenient.
Grand building , high ceilings
Reasonable sized room with good en suite, bit noise from other rooms, above and next to mine was noticeable.
A generally noisy place, although the hotel did not appear full.
Good meal with excellent service,
Good quality breakfast, buffet Style served in a grand room.
Overall a good stay,

Very dissapointing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a frecuent traveller and for sure this is not a 5 star or Luxury Hotel at all, rooms need to be updated urgently and some of them are very noisy. small room, bath and bed. The closet is so small that you cannot close the door if you hang a jacket!
Terrible views on the back side!
Recepcion desk service is quite poor and the price 250€/night!!!
I am going to cancel and move to another hotel.